Whittaker, Robert Harding, 1920-....

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Birth 1920-12-27
Death 1980-10-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Robert H. Whittaker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Washburn Municipal University in Topeka, Kansas in 1942, served in the Army Air Force as a weather observer and forecaster in England until 1946, and received a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Illinois in 1948. In 1948, he was appointed as an instructor in the Dept. of Zoology at Washington State College in Pullman. He worked for the Aquatic Biology Unit at the Hanford Laboratories of the General Electric Company, taught at Brooklyn College and at the University of California at Irvine, and at Cornell University. He spent two years at Brookhaven National Laboratory, served as American editor of the journal Vegetatio ; was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and served as vice president of the Ecological Society of America and president of the American Society of Naturalists. Robert H. Whittaker died on October 20, 1980.

From the guide to the Robert Harding Whittaker papers, [ca. 1940-1984], (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

Ecologist.

Robert H. Whittaker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Washburn Municipal University in Topeka, Kansas in 1942, served in the Army Air Force as a weather observer and forecaster in England until 1946, and received a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Illinois in 1948. In 1948, he was appointed as an instructor in the Dept. of Zoology at Washington State College in Pullman. He worked for the Aquatic Biology Unit at the Hanford Laboratories of the General Electric Company, taught at Brooklyn College and at the University of California at Irvine, and at Cornell University. He spent two years at Brookhaven National Laboratory, served as American editor of the journal VEGETATIO; was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and served as vice president of the Ecological Society of America and president of the American Society of Naturalists. Robert H. Whittaker died on October 20, 1980.

From the description of Robert Harding Whittaker papers,[ca. 1940-1984]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64075183

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Subjects:

  • Ecology--Study and teaching
  • Plant communities--Ordination
  • Vegetation boundaries
  • Ecological surveys
  • Species diversity
  • Plant ecology
  • Ecologists
  • Sequoia (Genus)--Ecology
  • Plant ecologists
  • Ecology--Research
  • Biotic communities
  • Oak--Ecology
  • Pine--Ecology
  • Mountain ecology

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Places:

  • South Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) (as recorded)
  • Siskiyou Mountains (Calif. and Or.) (as recorded)
  • Santa Catalina Mountains (Ariz.) (as recorded)
  • Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (N.H.) (as recorded)
  • San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.) (as recorded)